Kelly's Story

FREEPORT - Kelly was born in Rumford, ME on August 31, 1961 to the late Lee and Virginia (Smith) Hutchins, the same day her late sister Jill was born six years earlier. Kelly passed away peacefully on January 25 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough due to Myelodysplastic Syndrome as a result of chemotherapy treatment she received for breast cancer two years earlier.

Kelly and her family made their home in Bethel, ME where she attended the local schools. Growing up in that beautiful, rural town was a happy life for her. She and her friends would play outside all day, every day making up new games as they went along. When the days ended, they would gather in the Hutchins' kitchen for "Ginny's" ever present homemade pies, cakes, cookies and more. She learned much about nature from her dad while walking in the woods or trekking to one of the many special fishing holes. Winters were spent skiing, snow shoeing and skating. As a student, Kelly excelled academically and in athletics. She especially loved field hockey where she played the grueling position of sweeper. She was also a member of the field and track team, and despite her small size, she often medaled in shot put and high jump.

Kelly attended Husson College in Bangor, ME, living with her brother Mark, his late wife Pamela (Douglass) Hutchins and their daughters earning her Medical Assistant degree. She settled in the Portland area where she was employed by Allergists Marguerite Pennoyer, MD and the late Doris Pennoyer, MD. for 27 years until her death.

On October 23, 1993, she married her soul mate, Michael Thibodeau. They welcomed their precious son Landon into their lives August 13, 2001. Kelly very much enjoyed gardening - starting seedlings in her greenhouse. Her vegetable and flower gardens were the envy of the neighborhood. In all seasons, Kelly enjoyed spending time at the pond near their home with Mike, Landon, and their neighborhood friends, swimming, boating and skating.

She is predeceased by her brother in-law Gilbert "Biff" John Lea; and her father in-law Fernand Thibodeau. She is survived by her husband, Michael, her son Landon; her brother Michael Hutchins and wife Janis; her brother Mark Hutchins; her mother-in-law Edwina Thibodeau; brothers and sisters in-law David and Bobbie Morrow; Clud and Gill Cyr; Linda Chalou; Ted and Marlene Johnston; Nola Thibodeau and many nieces, nephews and their children.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ovarian, Melanoma, and Breast Cancers and Lymphoma/Leukemia foundations.

A Memorial service will be held for Kelly at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, ME on Saturday, February 6 at 10 Am. All are welcome to gather at 9 Am for visitation prior to the service.

Services are under the direction of Funeral Alternatives 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, ME
Published in Bangor Daily News
Services by

Funeral Alternatives

Funeral service events

Share this story with a friend: